Spain Vaccinates European Championship 2020 Soccer Team After COVID-19 Outbreak Scare
Madrid, June 11: Worried that a coronavirus outbreak could derail its chances at the European Championship, Spain sent in the army on Friday to vaccinate the national soccer team three days before its opening match at the tournament. Medics from Spain’s Armed Forces administered the shots at the team’s training facility near Madrid.
“We have had the privilege and the good fortune that the government decided to vaccinate us,” said Spain midfielder Thiago, who was infected with COVID-19 last year. “While this is great news for us, I hope that we don’t have any adverse effects before the match.” Euro 2020 Schedule in IST, Free PDF Download: Get Fixtures, Time Table With Match Timings and Venue Details of Football Tournament.
Spain Vaccinates European Championship 2020 Soccer Team
📺 Así ha sido el proceso de vacunación de los jugadores de la @SeFutbol en la Ciudad del Fútbol de Las Rozas.
— Selección Española de Fútbol (@SeFutbol) June 11, 2021
Spain will play Sweden in Seville on Monday in its opening Euro 2020 match.
Some people who receive vaccines can experience fever and tiredness, but many do not have any side effects.
The government allowed the soccer team to be vaccinated ahead of schedule in Spain, which is maintaining a strict order based on age. Currently, no one under 40 years old is eligible for a shot. Spain has also given special permission for its athletes heading to the Tokyo Olympics to receive vaccinations against the virus.
Spain’s preparations for Europe’s biggest national soccer tournament were thrown off this week after captain Sergio Busquets and defender Diego Llorente both tested positive.
Llorente’s subsequent tests have come back negative so his initial positive result may have been erroneous. The team said he may be able to return soon.
Busquets tested positive on Sunday and is under a minimum 10-day isolation. But the team said he is feeling fine and that it hopes he will be back during the tournament.
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